This is a new section of my blog that I am going to try out for now. I’m going to include articles, personal accounts, bogs and other informative sources that focus on things I talk about on my blog. For now I have just a few things but I expect that to grow overtime. When I have a new article or source of information I will try to make a note of that on my current blog entry.
Help for rape, abuse, incest
“To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.”
This is the eating disorder treatment center that changed my life and started me on the way to recovery. It is located in Orem Utah and has one of the best reputations in the world. They focus on a whole person based approach and teach intuitive eating. I cannot recommend them enough.
“NEDA is here to support the millions of families whose loved ones are battling eating disorders. How do we do it? By offering the latest information, resources, action-oriented advocacy and media campaigns to educate the public and policymakers and, most importantly, a sense of community to people often feeling alone and overwhelmed in their struggle to access quality, affordable care.” – Lynn Grefe, NEDA CEO
General Eating Disorder Info and Articles:
This step by step guide asks you questions and gives you prompts to help you write a letter to your eating disorder. A great exercise.
A very good article by the Clevand Clinic for Eating Disorder that answers the common question of why can’t people with eating disorders just eat.
A tumblr (blog) entry about the phenomena among eating disorder patients that involves competing to be the sickest person.
Dr. Bermudez (my former doctor and one I credit with saving my life) talks about the cultural aspects of eating disorders and why they are increasing in frequency. This is a video sponsored by NORMAL in schools.
This article is written by a fiancee of a woman who has anorexia. It describes what he discovered was the best way to support her. It is written from a Christian viewpoint however it is a worthwhile read even if you do not subscribe to this belief.
Dr. Craig Johnson (the former director of my first treatment center) talks about six signs of eating disorders that are easy to miss. This is a video sponsored by the organization NORMAL in schools.
Trauma Information and Articles:
This article addresses hope and how it is essential in recovery from trauma (and eating disorders). It also gives several tips on how to achieve this hope.
A short quiz designed to help you think seriously about the type of relationship you are in
A wonderful blog my AboutFace regarding Forever 21’s new airbrushing of knees and how it impacts women and girls.
Brides are having feeding tubes inserted to loose weight before the wedding. I have no words for this. It is beyond insulting and enraging to me.
An article that focuses on how the movements are the same and illustrates why ‘pro-skinny’ websites are dangerous.
An article that addresses the surge of tweets and criticisms about the Olympian’s hair. Why is society criticizing an Olympic Gold Medalist over something so minor as hair? Again WTF society?
Media and Beauty:
This is part one of a CNN six part story about the perceptions of beauty.
A wonderfully well-written essay by Ashley Judd. Defiantly worth a read.
According to the website (run by the ‘founders’ of the intuitive eating movement” the website provides resources that “include among others, studies about Intuitive Eating, articles that discuss Intuitive Eating, interviews we have done, a list of Intuitive Eating counselors around the country (and even the world!), Intuitive Eating support groups, and, something very new—this blog.”
This is an article published on the Center for Change website that discusses dieting and listening to a person’s body.
Psychiatric Service Dog Information and Education
Heeling Allies trains dogs for individuals with psychiatric disorders. This is where I will be receiving my service dog.
An article that explains how dogs can be used to help individuals with mental health challenges
This article reviews a study that followed girls from the age of 16 to the age of 43. It was found that bullied girls had more health problems. A very interesting read about the effects of bulling that have not previously been addressed.